Kathleen Hoye, who grew up in Louisville, KY, began her songwriting career in Northern Ireland , where she was strongly influenced by celtic music and Irish urban culture. She returned to the U.S. and shared the stage with relevant artists such Leon Russel, Gillian Welch, Patti Loveless, Patti Griffin, and Iris DeMent.
Her music, which has been alternately described as both vibrant and somber, has taken on many faces, influences, textures, and moods over the years.
Her first album, Delilah, is "a point on a broad continuum between ambient mood music, white noise, and all-out alternative rock abandon." The lyrics are impressionistic rather than narrative, relying on archetypal imagery and the logic of dreams to explore themes of artistic struggle, addiction, release, spirit, and the solace of time.
Her second EP project, Unbridled, is a groovy, relaxed ride through songs that "will kill you pretty" and that "linger like a sweet kiss goodbye" according to one music critic. Here the songs are about love, horses, and the value of spending time alone.
Kathleen has always been intent on making artistic expression the focus of her life. Her newest 14 track release, “Young Girl,” is already receiving positive reviews. Music critic Jeffrey Lee Puckett wrote, “Kathleen Hoye’s voice is a marvel of purity and purpose: it drives home the hard-won wisdom of her songs with an undeniable power, but its seductive compassion is what lingers.”
Although we have known Kathleen for many years, this will be her first visit to Little Wing Hollow. We cant wait to hear her play her beautiful music on the hill.
You can listen her music here: Young Girl Album
and here: Delilah